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Balquhidder Parish Church

A Scheduled Monument in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.3579 / 56°21'28"N

Longitude: -4.3715 / 4°22'17"W

OS Eastings: 253573

OS Northings: 720919

OS Grid: NN535209

Mapcode National: GBR 0V.3FWG

Mapcode Global: WH3LP.TGHB

Entry Name: Balquhidder Parish Church

Scheduled Date: 8 February 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5588

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Ecclesiastical: church

Location: Balquhidder

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument consists of the remains of a single chambered church built in 1631 which overlies the foundations of a pre-Reformation church known as Eaglais Beag thought to have been built over the grave of St Angus.

The ruined church lies in the graveyard S of the present parish church. The foundations of the church which may be of thirteenth century date or earlier are said to extend beyond the E gable of the seventeenth century church. The post-Reformation church orientated E-W measures 22m by 8.2m over walls 0.9m thick. The rubble built walls are somewhat reduced, only the E gable with its bellcote and most of

the S wall, pierced by two ogee-headed windows (originally four) surviving intact. The W end is utilised as a burial enclosure.

The area to be scheduled is rectangular measuring a maximum of 35m E-W by 15m N-S, to be centred on the 17th-century church and including any underlying archaeological structures of earlier date, as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance in its own right as an example of an ecclesiastical structure of early 17th century date and merits protection due to its historical and architectural significance in the local context, but more importantly it protects any underlying archaeological remains which have the potential to provide us with information regarding the earlier Medieval foundation on the site associated with St Angus.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NN52SW 1.0.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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